Fire Extinguishers

Brookside Fire Service supply British designed fire extinguishers to the latest standard BSEN 3, complete with kite mark, CE mark and a 5 year guarantee. There are no hidden costs and all fire extinguishers are commissioned onsite by our qualified engineers.

Find out more about our Fire Extinguisher Service.


Electrical Risks
Class A: Wood, Paper, Fabrics, Organic
Class B: Flammable Liquids
Class C: Flammable Gases
Class D: Flammable Metals
Class F: Cooking Oils

Water Extinguishers

Water extinguishers are used for class A fires. They cannot be used in a gaseous or flammable situation, where ignition is the key to the combustion.

Water with additive

Suitable for class A type fires involving combustible materials such as wood, paper and fabrics. This extinguisher gives up to 150% more firefighting capability than conventional water and is 30% lighter.

AFFF Extinguishers

AFFF ExtinguisherFoam extinguishers are not effective against running fires, but are effective against contained fires, providing protection for class A and B fires.

Wet Chemical Extinguishers

Wet Chemical extinguishers are designed to extinguish fires that could reach 500 degrees centigrade, such as class F cooking oil fires. It is also effective on class A fires involving freely burning materials, such as paper and wood.

CO2 Extinguishers

The CO2 extinguisher is effective on class B and electrical fires and is recognised for its non damaging high performance and non conductivity.

It may be ineffective on class A fires as it may not displace enough oxygen to extinguish it.

Dry Powder Extinguishers

Powder extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out class A, B, C and D* fires. They can, however, mask out an escape route and damage surrounding equipment.

*class D (flammable metals) fires can be extinguished using specialist dry powder.

Fire Extinguisher Service

The quote we provide will include the cost of all spare parts used in the basic and extended service of extinguishers, in accordance with BS 5306, Part 3, i.e. tags, seals gauge dots etc.

Please note this does not include the cost of refills of extinguishers or the cost of Hydraulic Testing and Refurbishment of CO2 Extinguishers which would be charged in addition to the above quotation.

This all-inclusive quote is based upon the above extinguishers complying with the British Standard 5306 requirements, i.e. extinguishers having been serviced & discharge tested within the manufacturers and British Standard 5306 requirements (5 yearly intervals) and approved spares being fitted.

You can find out more about our fire extinguisher servicing here. Whether you are based in Birmingham or further afield, we can help you. We also offer fire extinguisher training with our trained professionals, ensuring that you know how to use them safely in the case of an emergency.

Dangers of Purchasing Internet Fire Extinguishers

If a fire extinguisher is purchased from a website it will probably be delivered by courier in a van. It would not be possible to ‘commission’ it before it is sent out as it could be damaged, discharged, or have lost pressure en route.

Read more about purchasing fire extinguishers online.

Fire Extinguisher FAQ's

A fire extinguisher is a portable device used to extinguish or control small fires. It typically consists of a cylindrical metal canister filled with a fire suppressant material, such as water, foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

The acronym PASS can help you remember how to use a fire extinguisher:

P - Pull the pin to release the locking mechanism.

A - Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.

S - Squeeze the handle to release the fire suppressant material.

S - Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side to extinguish the fire.

The type of fire extinguisher you need depends on the type of fire that is most likely to occur in the area where the extinguisher will be located. It is important to consult with a fire safety professional to ensure that you have the correct type of extinguisher for your needs.

Fire extinguishers should be inspected at least once a year by a certified professional. In addition, a visual inspection should be conducted monthly to ensure that the extinguisher is in good condition and has not been discharged.

The lifespan of a fire extinguisher depends on several factors, including the type of extinguisher, the quality of the components, and the level of maintenance. In general, most fire extinguishers have a lifespan of between 5 and 15 years.

Yes, most fire extinguishers can be refilled by our certified professionals here at Brookside Fire Service. However, it is important to ensure that the extinguisher is in good condition and has not been damaged before refilling. If you contact us, we will be able to provide you with a full Fire Extinguisher refill service.

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